Thursday, August 30, 2007

Jury Duty

I had jury duty this week. I was not picked or even questioned. But the process left me with a few questions.

During the question and answer perior, the voir dire, three potential jurors were dismissed because they could not understand English. They were so inept in their English skills that when the judge dismisse them they just stood there until somebody translated what was said.

Prospective jurors are selected at random from the list of registered voters. In order to be a registered voter you have to be a U.S. citizen. How did these prospective jurors make it? Were they faking their lack of English skill to get out of jury duty? Why did the judge not question them on it?

It all made me wonder.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Korea Day

Everyday in my life is Korea Day but this past Saturday was Korea National Day in San Francisco. The day started at Civic Center Plaza with a parade and ended at Union Square with festivities, food and plenty of fun.

As you can see Korean traditional outfits are very colorful. All Koreans take great pride in these outfits and many are still worn today for special events. It got me thinking what, if any, would be a traditional outfit from the United States? What do Americans wear for ceremnonies or special events. I came up empty. A wedding dress? Cowboy or western attire? Suit and tie?

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Historic Hit

Wow! Unbelievable. What are the chances of me attending the game where Barry Bonds hits the record breaking home run? It was pure pandemonium. What luck.

Who cares if the commissioner was not there. That says as much about who Bud Selig is as it does Barry Bonds. Who cares about the steroid cloud over it. Whatever Barry did was completly legal at the time. Do I believe he took some medicinal incentives? Yes. This was a great moment for baseball. Barry is the most dangerous hitter ever in baseball. He changed the game like no other. This is great moment in San Francisco sports history. It will not live up to the 49ers three Super Bowls, but still great.

What makes Barry stand out in my mind is he perserverance. He kept going surrounded by all of this. He just kept going doing what he does best.

The Home Run King.